On-the-Job Training & Apprenticeship

Approval Process for On-the-Job Training & Apprenticeship

The law provides that VA may pay educational assistance to Veterans and other eligible individuals while they pursue approved apprenticeships or other on-the-job training programs provided by employers (private or public).

In a division of approval authority, VA approves apprenticeship and other OJT programs offered by agencies of the federal government. All other programs are either approved by the SAA. Registered Apprenticeship programs are approved by the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL).  Representatives of those programs should see the link below and contact the Florida State Approving Agency for approval to participate in the GI Bill®.   The Program Director for Florida’s Registered Apprenticeship Programs is Ken Olsen and he may be reached at 850.245.0454.

Florida SAA Contacts

On-the-Job Training OR Non-Registered Apprenticeship Application for Approval

Registered Apprenticeship Instructions and Forms

Locating an Approved On-the-Job Training or Apprenticeship Organization

Follow this link to VA’s Web Enabled Approval Management System (WEAMS) to search for approved organizations USDVA’s WEAMS Institution Search site

Follow this link to find OJT/Apprenticeship Information on the GI Bill® website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/onthejob_apprenticeship.asp


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